Qualitative Control of a Bistable Genetic Network

Madalena Chaves 1 Jean-Luc Gouzé 1
1 BIOCORE - Biological control of artificial ecosystems
LOV - Laboratoire d'océanographie de Villefranche, CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée , INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Abstract : The control of a generic model for a genetic network is studied using piecewise affine differential systems. The system is the well-known bistable switch with two genes and proteins x1; x2. The step function represents the inhibition of the expression of each gene by the other. This class of piecewise affine systems (PWA) was first introduced by [1], and is widely used for modeling genetic regulatory networks [2]. It is assumed that the state measurements of x1; x2 are qualitative (each variable is at high or low concentration) and that the possible input values of the control u are also qualitative (no control, high value or low value). The advantage of this approach is to obtain control laws which can be implemented in the laboratory, using only qualitative knowledge of the system's variables. Solutions are given for the problem of controlling the bistable switch to either of its three steady states [3].
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Madalena Chaves, Jean-Luc Gouzé. Qualitative Control of a Bistable Genetic Network. European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, 2011, Krakow, Poland. ⟨hal-00848405⟩

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